Family, Fun, Writing

Character Interview with Rose Donnelly

This is the last of the character interviews from the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series. I hope you enjoyed getting to know them. Can you tell the readers a little bit about yourself? I’m Melanie’s grandmother, but I’ve raised her since my daughter, Violet, left her with me when Melanie was just four years old.… Continue reading Character Interview with Rose Donnelly

Family, Fun, Writing

CI – Claire Davis

  CI = Character Interview, not Confidential Informant. 🙂 Welcome to the world of Claire Davis, side-kick of Melanie Hogan in the Melanie Hogan Cozy Mysteries, and co-owner of Melanie's hair salon, A Cut Above. Can you provide a physical description of yourself? Hmmm…that’s kind of awkward. Let’s see…I’m taller than Melanie, but that doesn’t… Continue reading CI – Claire Davis

Fun, Writing

Character Interview

This month I’ll be posting character interviews from the world of the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series, which thus far includes Shear Madness, Shear Deception, Shear Malice, and coming in 2018, Shear Murder. This week’s interview is with Melanie Hogan, the protagonist in the series. I hope you enjoy getting to know Melanie.  Can… Continue reading Character Interview

Fun, Writing

Development of the Melanie Hogan Cozy Mysteries

I’m often asked by my readers, “How do you come up with your ideas?” To which I chuckle and joke, “My mind is a scary place.” Okay, so maybe I’m not joking. Not completely, anyway. But since I write cozy mysteries and suspense, both that contain “clean” romance, I think I’ll pass my mother’s inspection.… Continue reading Development of the Melanie Hogan Cozy Mysteries

Alcoholism, Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude, Writing

The Season for Gratitude

During this holiday season, cultivating an attitude of gratitude is at the top of my to-do list. Family is top of the top, hands down. After family, my top 10 for 2016 is: 10.)  Election season being over! Nationally as well as locally. My day job is in a political office, which makes election season ultra stressful.… Continue reading The Season for Gratitude